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Dec. 8, 2019

Everyday Buddhism 35 - Bodhi Day: The Light is Inside!

Everyday Buddhism 35 - Bodhi Day: The Light is Inside!

It's Your Awakening Too!


In this episode, we celebrate Bodhi Day, the traditional celebration of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni's enlightenment. Yet, listen as we discover how it is a celebration of our enlightenment, too.

The message of the December darkness is a messenger of our own enlightenment. Without darkness, we couldn't know light. Shakyamuni's enlightenment experience is ours. He proclaimed, "I and the great earth, and all beings are naturally and simultaneously awakened."

We don't chase the darkness away through external ritual or stringing lights, but by looking inside to find our own light.